Pickleball

Maroondah Nets Pickleball

Maroondah Nets has your answer to keeping active with a low impact racquet sport, gaining interest all over the world. Pickleball is easy to learn at almost any age and is hosted in our climate-controlled stadium. It’s a sport for life!

Session times and costs

Mondays

Sessions run weekly on Mondays during school terms.

  • Social Session A: 10am to 11am
    This session allows participants to have a casual hit. Beginners can learn to play while regular players can refine their skills and/or warm up for session B.
  • Match Session B: 11am to 12 noon
    Session B is for match play, a fun way to put your skills to the test against others of a similar ability.

Tuesdays

  • Outdoor Session: 7.30pm to 9.30pm
    Beginners and seasoned pickleball players are welcome for a relaxed social match held on the well-lit outdoor courts on Tuesday evenings.

Cost

Before you come to your session, please familiarise yourself with the booking Terms and Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions so everyone can enjoy a safe return to Maroondah Nets.

  • $5 per person per session to be paid inside at reception
  • Equipment is included

Contact us

Interested in coming along to one of our casual sessions? Contact us to ensure a warm welcome and introduction:

About pickleball

What is pickleball?

Pickleball is a paddle sport you can learn in minutes and play for a lifetime. It brings together elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis to create a sport that’s fun for all ages and skill levels, but gets fast-paced and exhilarating at competitive levels.

  • Play indoors on a badminton-sized court
  • Usually played as doubles, but can be played as singles
  • Use a solid paddle to hit a plastic ball over a low net
  • A game takes about 10-25 minutes

How to play

Each game starts with the serving team sending the ball over the net. The receiving team must let it bounce before returning the ball over the net. The serving team must also let the ball bounce before returning it… but after this, both teams generally rush forward to volley the ball back and forth, often hitting the ball rapidly between them without it touching the ground.

Scoring

If the serving team faults or misses the ball, they lose the serve. But if the receiving team faults or misses the ball, the serving team scores a point. The first team to reach 11 points (as long as they’re 2 points ahead) wins the game.

How is Pickleball different to other net sports?

  • It’s easier to pick up than many net sports
  • It’s lower impact than tennis, so it’s easier on the body
  • It focuses on quick reflexes and aiming, rather than spiking the ball, powerful serves, or running speed.

These differences open pickleball up to a greater range of players. Whether you’ve been playing tennis your whole life, or you’re walking onto a court for the first time; whether you’re young, old, or in between; whether you’re strategic and competitive, or just want to get involved in something fun, social, or active… pickleball is for you!